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Populi Caffe & Restaurant

) #191 of 3,781 Restaurants in Lisbon $$ - $$$ , Mediterranean, Portuguese
Ala Nascente Terreiro do Paco, 85/86 | Next door to the Renova Sexiest W.C. on Earth, Lisbon 1100-148, Portugal
+351 21 887 7395
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“bok choy” (5 reviews)
“octopus” (24 reviews)
“cod” (20 reviews)
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Contemporary, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ala Nascente Terreiro do Paco, 85/86 | Next door to the Renova Sexiest W.C. on Earth, Lisbon 1100-148, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is based only on horrible restrooms and slow service with 90% of the tables empty. No excuse to be filthy and no paper in the ladies restroom. Great location, too bad.More

Thank yogiacomo
janpe72, Diretor-Geral at Populi Caffe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear customer We register your comment and I would like to say some words. You are right, Populi has a great location, but what it surprises me is, why you haven’t complain, to the head waiter in charged, expressing why you were feeling miserably for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, we were that couple. Strolling in at 1055pm, wanting food when the kitchen closes at 11. We were starved. The waiter and manager said it can't be done. Kitchen is closed. Everywhere the kitchens close at 11. We are screwed. I explained that we...More

1  Thank 604,604
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was nice, and the waiters friendly, but the manager seems to have lost the plot. He was challenging everybody who used the toilets to make sure they were customers. Worst of all after paying the waiter for our meal the manager-owner ran after...More

Thank Darren S
janpe72, Diretor-Geral at Populi Caffe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Customer, We have registered and confirmed your comment so I want to clarify your content. First of all I want you to accept our most cordial excuses, for there has indeed been a misunderstanding, which has culminated in an unpleasant situation. My compliments, João...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best time to eat there is evening great food , really good location, best viewed when your sitting outside as the lights for Praça do Comércio and boat's moving along the river targus set the scene ,very helpful and friendly staff. A good menu...More

1  Thank foodie_56_2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the chicken caeser salad. Delicious. Fresh dressing and tender chicken. You really taste the anchovies and spices in the dressing. My sister ordered the cod fish with bok choy on a bed of hummus. The hummas was a little bland and may be...More

1  Thank Ms. H
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The best moment to eat there is evening ! Delicious food , really good location, best view when you sitting outside for lighted Praça do Comércio and mostly important helpful and friendly staff. An array of dishes and professional drinks, which you never forget. You...More

1  Thank Ola R
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, great cocktails, fantastic setting. What more could you want 😊would definitely recommend.

Thank Siobhain L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Dine alfresco on a nice day! Great place to people watching. Service was very attentive. I arrived during lunchtime and took advantage of the all day happy hour. The cocktail special was the "San Francisco" for 5 euros - it was delicious! It you want...More

2  Thank Forsythia W
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had the sea platter, lovely wine and cheese as dessert! And all glutenfree! Great service , No standard talk but real interest in the Customer and good advice! Go there when you are in Lisboa!

1  Thank Cindy E
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We were looking for somewhere to have our final meal in Lisbon before heading to the airport and home to Scotland. We struck it lucky when we found this restaurant. Our waiter, Lucas, made us very welcome and couldn't have been more helpful or friendly....More

2  Thank Fiona J
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site,
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"Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake
construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755
earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its
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27 August 2015|
Response from João P | Property representative |
Good morning, Our restaurant served Starters inspired on Portuguese traditional food , called Petiscos ( tapas), witch include cheese, smoked ham , slices of beef with pickles, shrimps in a garlic sauce, cod pastry,etc... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ala Nascente Terreiro do Paco, 85/86 | Next door to the Renova Sexiest W.C. on Earth, Lisbon 1100-148, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 7395
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